BarTor Enters BitTorrent Barcode Scanning Market

A few weeks ago we introduced Torrent Droid, an application for Android-based phones that allows users to take a photo of a barcode and lookup torrents for the associated product. While Torrent Droid is still being developed, a similar app is now on the market and available for download.

File-Sharers Face ‘3 Thanks’ for Excessive Downloading

The term '3 strikes' is well known in file-sharing circles - infringe on copyrights and face Internet disconnection. But every coin has two sides, day can eclipse night and evil can be countered by good. Free music service Jamendo continues the theme by shunning '3 Strikes' and embracing '3 Thanks'…

ISP Refuses to Admit Customers Are BitTorrent Pirates

Last year seven Hollywood studios teamed up to sue iiNet, Australia’s third largest ISP. iiNet is accused of authorizing its customers to infringe copyright, but in court today it refused to accept that was the case. iiNet has yet to decide if it will admit that its customers engaged in…

TorrentSpy, One Year After the Shutdown

Exactly a year ago one of the largest torrent sites shut down for good, and a month later the owner was ordered to pay a 110 million dollar fine. We catch up with TorrentSpy owner Justin Bunnell, who’s still in court fighting the MPAA, to see how he views the…

Disaster! No One Pirates Or Downloads Our Music For Free

In the eyes of many artists and record labels, being heavily pirated is just about the worse thing that could happen. But what if there was a worse fate, one where people don’t feel the desire to pirate your music at all? What if you make your music available for…

TorrentFreak TV Episode 7

Another brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV. This week's episode covers Mininova's earnings, aXXo torrents, isoHunt's court case and a whole lot more.

Pirate Bay Announces IPREDATOR Global Anonymity Service

As the online battle against file-sharers heats up with governments and ISPs forced into the arena, those opposed to being monitored are investigating counter-measures. Soon the Pirate Bay team will introduce IPREDATOR, a service that promises to make global Internet users more anonymous than with existing VPN services.